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The British Academy
\ \We’re delighted to announce the winners of our British Academy Medal and President’s Medal tonight,
awarded to two academics whose work
“has bought* academic rigour into public debate on the major challenges of our day”:
@NaomiOreskes and @bengoldacre. //

* Note their typo

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@NaomiOreskes
So honored to receive this amazing award. Thanks to @deevybee for soeaeheadung* my nomination! @STWorg

* another typo ..so much for rigour (spearhending)

Jul 20, 2019 at 12:17 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

stewgreen

did you see a citation elaborating on Oreskes "achievement"?

Jul 19, 2019 at 11:47 PM | Registered Commentertomo

The British Academy
\We’re delighted to announce the winners of our British Academy Medal and President’s Medal tonight,
awarded to two academics whose work
“has bought* academic rigour into public debate on the major challenges of our day”:
@NaomiOreskes and @bengoldacre.

* Note their typo

Jul 19, 2019 at 11:45 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

:-)

Jul 19, 2019 at 11:29 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Thank you Tomo,
I actually clicked on the more important matter.
You got me.

Jul 19, 2019 at 11:21 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

M Courtney

there are some details in the reports - but the bottom line is that vessels at risk could easily have been hardened for relatively very little money.

The Iranians would definitely think twice if the vessels could carry enough firepower to ruin a raiding party's day - which these days would logically be MAPADS, some recoiless rifles and say half a dozen marines riding shotgun round the clock - the Omanis are friendly ... so logistics through the straights would be fairly convenient Muscat>>Dubai>> Muscat sea cruises.

- hardly the stuff of austerity.

anyway there are more important matters out there


I see m'leaned friends have been predictably coining it in from rape gangstas - and they wonder why people are annoyed eh?

Jul 19, 2019 at 11:05 PM | Registered Commentertomo

The underfunding of the Royal Navy has just become critical.

We should really be on the brink of war for this. One of the captured tankers was British flagged.

Austerity is a national disgrace.

Jul 19, 2019 at 10:53 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Jul 19, 2019 at 7:52 PM | Mark Hodgson

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foodwatch
"Foodwatch is a European advocacy group that focuses on protecting consumer rights[1] as they pertain to food quality.[2] Was founded in October 2002 in Berlin by former Greenpeace executive director Thilo Bode.[3][4] As of 2012 the organization was active in Germany and the Netherlands"

Jul 19, 2019 at 10:48 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Just seen the Iranian thing... what possessed them to do that? There are talks underway in New York with Rand Paul.... or are the Iranians singling out the UK for special attention?

weird

Jul 19, 2019 at 10:34 PM | Registered Commentertomo

"EU ombudsman opens inquiry into private sponsorship of Council presidencies
Inquiry follows complaint about Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of Romanian presidency."

https://www.politico.eu/article/ombudsman-opens-inquiry-into-private-sponsorship-of-council-presidencies/

"The European Ombudsman launched an inquiry into the private company sponsorship of the rotating presidencies of the Council of the EU, according to an announcement today.

That follows a complaint by international NGO Foodwatch criticizing the sponsorship of the Romanian presidency by Coca-Cola.

The NGO in February said it was “unacceptable” that the drinks producer was permitted to sponsor the presidency while Romania was overseeing discussions on, for example, revisions to the General Food Law or packaging rules. “This damages the independence and credibility of politics,” Thilo Bode, Foodwatch’s executive director, wrote at the time."

Jul 19, 2019 at 7:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

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